Entitled A Heritage Recalled, this issue focuses on Rutland’s major Pre-Civil War migrations of the 18th century from numerous lands caused by a variety of factors including religious, economic, social and political ones.
A lengthy, generalized introduction, explores the various nationalities quarrying Vermont’s Marble detailed by Elizabeth F. Hale in her 1951 article entitled Marble Valley’s UN, a reference to the United Nations organization.
There is an interesting look at The Irish in Rutland, an excerpt from The History of St. Peter’s Parish by Rev. Patrick T. Hannon published in 1970, as well as the French Canadians in his excerpt from The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
Separate articles explore in detail the working conditions, living conditions, and educational opportunities and the numerous religious institutions serving the community.